Baltimore Ravens safety, Ed Reed is being suspended without pay for one game for repeated violations of the rule prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
Reed was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the third quarter of Sunday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers for a hit to the head and neck area of a defenseless receiver, Emmanuel Sanders according to NFL.com
The suspension was imposed by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks.
The suspension means Reed can not practice this week or play in this Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers. He is not even allowed to be at the teams practice facility, or team events until he is reinstated on Monday, Nov. 26.
This was Reed’s third violation in the past three seasons of the rules protecting defenseless players.